Reclaimed Lumber Firm Starts Selling Nationally, Online
StoriedBoards reclaims lumber from aging structures such as this silo along the Schroon River in New York State.

LAKE GEORGE, NY - Reclaimed lumber merchant StoriedBoards is expanding, as demand for its boards taken from historic structures increases. The three-year-old business will begin selling $499 mantels made from reclaimed boards, nationally with the addition of a 2,500 square foot plant.

The Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board will provide a $150,000 loan for StoriedBoards to build an e-commerce platform, and to equip its new production facility.

Parker Dexter Hemlock Beam

One example is an 8x8-inch, 40-foot hemlock beam from the Parker Dexter 1840’s Barn in Topsham, Vermont is priced at $5 per board foot, +$1.00 per board foot for lengths over 16 feet. A total 400 linear feet is available.

"We sell our products in New York and New England right now because we can deliver materials there, but we can now box up a mantel locally in Lake George and send it to 90210. It expands the national reach of the business," founder Tyler Russell told the Albany Business Journal

Lumber is reclaimed from historic structures in the Northeast, and is converted from flooring, beams and barn board from historic structures for use in commercial or residential projects. StoriedBoard's wood has been used in residential projects and high end restaurants in New York.  

Russell says StoriedBoards was founded on the idea that history should not be lost when materials are reclaimed from their original source. "StoriedBoards exhaustively researches and thoroughly documents lumber's past and present status," he says.



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